"I saw this elderly gentleman dining by himself, with an old picture of a lady in front of him. I though maybe I could brighten his day by talking to him.
As I had assumed, she was his wife. But I didn’t expect such an interesting story. They met when they were both 17. They dated briefly, then lost contact when he went to war and her family moved. But he said he thought about her the entire war. After his return, he decided to look for her. He searched for her for 10 years and never dated anyone. People told him he was crazy, to which he replied “I am. Crazy in love”. On a trip to California, he went to a barber shop. He told the barber how he had been searching for a girl for ten years. The barber went to his phone and called his daughter in. It was her! She had also been searching for him and never dated either.
He proposed immediately and they were married for 55 years before her death 5 years ago. He still celebrates her birthday and their anniversary. He takes her picture with him everywhere and kisses her goodnight.
Some inspiring things he said;
"I was a very rich man. Not with money, but with love"
"I never had a single argument with my wife, but we had lots of debates"
"People are like candles. At any moment a breeze can blow it out, so enjoy the light while you have it."
"Tell your wife that you love her everyday. And be sure to ask her, have I told you that I love you lately?"
Be sure to talk to the elderly. Especially strangers. You may think that you will brighten their day, but you may be surprised that they can actually brighten yours.”
QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. - An Arizona man says he has found out the hard way just how to get banned from Walmart for life.
Joe Cantrell loves to ad match.
He goes through circulars to find the biggest discounts, and then goes to Walmart.
According to the company’s website, they match the lowest advertised price on identical products, but when Joe tried doing that last week, the unthinkable happened.
What started as a trip to a San Tan Valley, Ariz., Walmart to get ornaments for his family’s Christmas tree, turned into the biggest nightmare of Joe’s life.
"I was handcuffed, humiliated and embarrassed in front of everybody at Walmart," Joe remembers.
And, there’s a chance, Joe just may be the most loyal Walmart shopper you’ve ever met.
Joe told us he visits the mega-retailer at least twice a day — once in the morning with his grandmother, and then again in the evening.
"I just love Walmart and that’s why I go," he laughs.
Because to Joe, every little dollar counts.
"Sorry I get a little emotional about this, because I’m disabled," he says.
After eight years in the ring as a professional wrestler and lots of injuries, “I can’t do what I used to do for a living anymore,” he says.
So, four months ago, he started ad matching. But last week when a Walmart employee told him it wasn’t allowed, Joe complained to management.
"When I left, he turned around and called the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office and said he felt intimidated and threatened. I was upset, but never once did I say anything to the gentleman," Joe says of the incident.
Joe says when he went back to Walmart four days later, three deputies handcuffed him, gave him a court summons and a notice banning him from any Walmart in the world for life.
"I felt shamed. I felt like I was the bad guy. And I know I’m not a bad guy," he says.
The deputies apparently agreed. Joe says when they realized the nature of the complaint, they let him go.
"They saw a grown man cry like a baby," Joe says. "Probably because I knew I would be able to go home to my family and finish that Christmas tree."
Joe wasn’t arrested, but he says he’s facing charges of threatening, intimidation and disorderly conduct. He has no attorney and he’s still banned from Walmart for life.
Sister station ABC15 reached out to Wal-mart, but the company never responded to the request for comment.
Joe says he if knew ad matching was going to cause this, he just would have paid the extra money.
What in the actual fuck
when an artist wants to show you their art
or a writer wants you to read what they’ve written
it’s quite often an expression of trust
because a poem or a story or a painting are often things that come from the heart
little pieces of the artists themselves
and if they’re willing to share it with you
you should appreciate it
THANK GOD SOMEONE KNOWS BECAUSE I SWEAR TO GOD WHEN I SHOW IT TO PEOPLE THEY THINK IM BRAGGING
It’s the same with music you let people take a ride on your thoughts and emotions
Thank you! ^.^
Thank you! :D